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University of West Georgia's M.S. in Applied Computer Science enables graduates to quickly and affordably up-skill for a career in software development.

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The Master of Science in Applied Computer Science program is an affordable and high quality professional degree that provides individuals holding an undergraduate degree in any discipline with the knowledge and skills needed to pursue a career as a software developer.

Affordable Tuition

UWG is often ranked as one of the most affordable accredited university of its kind. Fully online students pay only a subset of mandatory fees.

Online and Face-to-Face 

The program is offered in 100% fully online or face-to-face delivery formats.

11 Courses

36 credit hours. There are no prerequisite courses for students without an undergraduate CS background.

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Our program offers a practical and focused curriculum that prepares graduates to enter the information technology job market as software developers upon graduation. All classes are taught by highly qualified faculty with both academic and industry experience. Course work includes web technologies, program construction, software development, database systems, advanced tools and techniques, and a final project experience designed to integrate knowledge and skills across courses with teamwork and professional practices.

Our graduates go on to pursue successful and rewarding careers in computing and information technology. The U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH) projects "Employment in computer and information technology occupations [...] to grow 11 percent from 2019 to 2029, much faster than the average for all occupations." The OOH also notes that "the median annual wage for computer and information technology occupations was $91,250 in May 2020, which was higher than the median annual wage for all occupations of $41,950."  

Possible career paths for graduates include software developers, computer programmers, computer systems analysts, web developers, and database administrators.

All applicants with a strong desire to join the program are encouraged to apply. Students are not required to take the GRE or any other entrance exam to be considered for admission to the program. In addition to general application requirements (see the link below for details), applicants to the program must submit the following:

  1. A personal narrative letter that explains the intent for pursuing the degree.
  2. Three recommendation letters from professional references (references may include employers, professors, and other professional or business contacts; relatives and personal friends are not acceptable).
  3. A comprehensive résumé or curriculum vitae that describes in detail the applicant's educational background and professional experience.
  4. As part of this review, some applicants may be asked to participate in an interview. This interview may include a written component.

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“The program was specifically designed for people who were changing careers. I could go straight into the program without the preparatory work,” she said. “I thought to myself, ‘this is perfect.’ ”

-JoBeth Matchett, 2006 alum

“The faculty support is great. I learned a great deal of all of my instructors.”

-Mandi Matchett, 2018 alum

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Graduate Program Coordinator: Michael Orsega

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